Sweeney Todd

Directed by Jen Wineman

A Bloody Great Musical

The brilliant tale of obsession and revenge, Sweeney Todd combines melodrama, murder - and “the worst pies in London” - with a sumptuous score by the incomparable Stephen Sondheim. Join the murderous barber and his culinary accomplice Mrs. Lovett for a spellbinding evening of comic turns and thrilling drama.

Age Recommendation

This production includes scenes of rape, murder, cannibalism and incest. But it’s also incredibly funny. We recommend this production for patrons ages 14 and older.

[A] “whopping grisly yarn … thumping good entertainment”

The New York Times

“Skillfully mixes savagery, tragedy and comedy to create a work of art that leaves one in awe”

The Guardian

“An audacious balance of acid-drenched comedy with subversive class warfare, gore and glowering drama puts Sweeney Todd in a league of its own”

The Hollywood Reporter


PRC Serves Up a “Thinking Man’s” Sweeney Todd
By Susie Potter
Triangle Arts & Entertainment
April 9, 2016

Stephen Sondheim’s Sweeney Todd is Simply Delicious
By Martha Keravuori and Chuck Galle
Triangle Arts & Entertainment
April 5, 2016

Tell the Tale of Sweeney Todd
By Lamarr Fowlkes
Triangle Arts & Entertainment
April 4, 2016

PRC’s Sweeney Is a Killer Night of Theatre
By Jackson Cooper
Classical Voice of North Carolina
April 2, 2016

In Depth: Sweeney Todd
By Caroline Blair
Time Warner Cable News
March 31, 2016

Sweeney Todd kills it on stage at Paul Green Theatre
By Maggie Mouat
The Daily Tar Heel
March 30, 2016

Broadway’s David St. Louis and Annie Golden Star in Sweeney Todd March 30-April 23 at PlayMakers Rep
By Robert W. McDowell
Triangle Arts & Entertainment
March 30, 2016

There Will Be Blood: Sweeney Todd” at PlayMakers
By Aaron Keck
March 26, 2016

‘Orange is the New Black’ actress to appear in PlayMakers’ ‘Sweeney Todd’
By Maria Mullis
The Daily Tar Heel
March 11, 2016

PlayMakers to Close 2015-16 Mainstage Season with Sweeney Todd
March 10, 2016